Primary Year 5

Primary – Year 5

Curriculum Overview

Cambridge Primary, gives schools a curriculum framework to develop skills, knowledge and understanding in younger learners. Cambridge Primary enables teachers to assess children’s learning as they progress.  The Cambridge Primary Curriculum framework for each subject – English, English as a second language, mathematics and science – provides a clear teaching structure. ISIB also use integrated assessments to monitor learners’ progress combined with a variety of other international subject options such as IPC, RE, PE etc.

Core topics to be studied

  • Unit 1A: Stories by significant writers
  • Unit 1B: Non-chronological reports and explanatory texts
  • Unit 1C: Poems by significant children’s writers and plays
  • Unit 2A: Reading and analysing traditional stories, myths, legends and fables.
  • Unit 2B: Recounts
  • Unit 2C: Narrative poetry
  • Unit 3A: Stories from different cultures
  • Unit 3B: Persuasive writing
  • Unit 3C: Performance poetry
  • Number and Place value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Shape and Measure
  • Fractions
  • Mixed Operations
  • Keeping healthy
  • Life cycles
  • Gases around us
  • Changing state
  • Changing sounds
  • Earth, Sun and Moon

Additional topics to be studied

  • What a wonderful world (The natural world)
  • Space explorers (Astronomy and Space)
  • Express yourself (feelings)
  • Building a village (Settlements)
  • The great, the bold and the brave! (Classical civilisations Greece, Rome and beyond)
  • Lifes big questions
  • Marriage
  • Islam
  • Justice
  • Poverty and wealth
  • Competitive games
  • Swimming proficiency
  • Tracking and field
  • Basic fitness skills
  • Martial arts (Muay Thai)
  • Anatomy of the human body
  • Orienteering
  • Ski/snowboard camp training


In class assessments at the end of each topic will be marked to the National Curriculum levels 1c to 8a.

Further Information

For more information regarding this course please speak to Mrs Davis.